Hello my fat adapted family! Here’s MY guide to ketosis.
Today’s topic is the phases, signs and symptoms of ketosis (and being fat adapted!)
I just want to clarify that these are MY opinions (and research!) as someone who has been in ketosis for quite a few years now. You may not agree with my guides and that’s okay. This may not be the guide for you. At the end of the day, it’s your keto journey/diet/lifestyle, I’m just putting my 2 cents in here to try and help some people with the information I promote.
Phases of ketosis:
Phase 1 – You’re still using the fuel from your last high carb meal, then after a while, that meal is only fueling you by about 50%. Your body gets the rest from free fatty acids
Phase 2 – Your body is relying on a tiny bit of stored glucose (glycogen) and any free fatty acids.
Your liver will run out of daily glycogen.
Phase 3 – Gluconeogenesis starts (your body making new glucose).
Parts of tissues and organs aren’t getting enough glucose so they are running off of these fatty acids completely.
Phase 4 – The start of ketosis (providing you’ve kept your carbs low)
Your liver is making ketones and your brain is now utilizing ketones.
Phase 5 – Gluconeogenesis is about to stop.
You should be running mainly off of some level of ketones, even if it’s low.
Phase 6 (?) – Keto/fat adaptation.
KETO/FAT ADAPTATION AND KETOSIS AREN’T QUITE THE SAME.
Signs & Symptoms of KETOSIS:
– The keto flu
– Feeling tired THEN feeling really energised.
– Feeling focused.
– Less hunger
– Feeling thirsty
– Dry mouth
– Keto breath
– Smelly sweat
– Rapid weight loss (water weight)
– Toilet troubles
Signs & Symptoms of KETO/FAT ADAPTATION.
– No carb cravings
– Not really hungry… like ever.
– No keto flu symptoms
If you have ANY questions or keto queries leave them below.
Keep calm, keto on!
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